What if Canadian figure skaters were anime characters?
Catch all your NHK Trophy action on Road to the Olympic Games
Championship figure skating makes its way to Sapporo, Japan this weekend for the NHK Trophy, with Canadians vying for the remaining spots in the Grand Prix Final.
Japan is best known for its sushi, aesthetic tradition and most of all, anime: animation often characterized by colourful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes. There is even a new anime series airing on Japanese TV, Yuri on Ice that focuses on men's figure skating.
The series seems to be a hit. Filipino skater Michael Martinez and world champion Evgenia Medvedeva tweet constantly about their love for the show. Medvedeva even dressed up in cosplay as Yuri.
After training it's time to watch <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/yurionice?src=hash">#yurionice</a> <a href="https://t.co/7vZ83HS1Ka">pic.twitter.com/7vZ83HS1Ka</a>—@MichaelOlympian
This week is ideal week, because 1️⃣. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YuriOnIce?src=hash">#YuriOnIce</a> 8 episode 2️⃣. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHKTrophy?src=hash">#NHKTrophy</a>—@JannyMedvedeva
Mother is shocked, dog is shocked. I'm happy and can't stop my laughter <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YuriOnIce?src=hash">#YuriOnIce</a> <a href="https://t.co/jeeRJF8dgj">pic.twitter.com/jeeRJF8dgj</a>—@JannyMedvedeva
In honour of the Grand Prix Japan, we've reimagined the Canadian figure skaters who will be competing in Sapporo as anime characters. Would you watch this series?
Eric Radford & Meagan Duhamel
Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir
You can catch all the NHK Trophy action on Road to the Olympic Games with hosts Scott Russell and Andi Petrillo.
It's been quite the skating season so far with twists, turns and comebacks. Take our quiz to test your knowledge and brush up on all things figure skating in preparation for the Grand Prix Final.
Want to build an anime character just like you? Check out RinmaruGames to create your own.